The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Tester
Rank 560 514 525
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 23 39 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.081% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.088% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 10
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £190 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £338 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 21 £338 +12.50% 11
London -22 15 £350 +16.66% 8
City of London +10 4 £348 -13.12% 4
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Warwick - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Torfaen - - - -

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title.

1 33 (80.49%) Android
2 30 (73.17%) Apple iOS
3 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (51.22%) Mobile App
5 14 (34.15%) Scrum
6 13 (31.71%) Calabash
6 13 (31.71%) QA
7 12 (29.27%) BDD
8 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
9 10 (24.39%) Appium
9 10 (24.39%) Xcode
10 9 (21.95%) TDD
10 9 (21.95%) JIRA
10 9 (21.95%) Java
11 8 (19.51%) Selenium
11 8 (19.51%) SQL
12 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
12 6 (14.63%) ISEB
12 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
13 5 (12.20%) RESTful
13 5 (12.20%) Kanban
13 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
14 4 (9.76%) Robotics
14 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
14 4 (9.76%) Degree
14 4 (9.76%) Ruby
14 4 (9.76%) IntelliJ
14 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
14 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
14 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) LTE
1 1 (2.44%) GPRS
1 1 (2.44%) GSM
1 1 (2.44%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.44%) WLAN
1 1 (2.44%) WCDMA
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
1 1 (2.44%) DVB
1 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Calabash
2 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
3 10 (24.39%) Appium
3 10 (24.39%) Xcode
4 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 8 (19.51%) Selenium
6 4 (9.76%) IntelliJ
7 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.32%) Robotium
8 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.44%) Android Studio
9 1 (2.44%) Gradle
9 1 (2.44%) JBehave
9 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.44%) WATIR
9 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.44%) Ant
9 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 3 (7.32%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) RESTful
2 4 (9.76%) Android SDK
3 3 (7.32%) iOS SDK
3 3 (7.32%) JSON
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (51.22%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Robotics
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Handset
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.44%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Android
2 30 (73.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) webOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Scrum
3 12 (29.27%) BDD
4 9 (21.95%) TDD
5 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
5 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.20%) Kanban
6 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Content Management
9 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Ruby
4 2 (4.88%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.88%) Apple
2 1 (2.44%) Symbian
2 1 (2.44%) HP
2 1 (2.44%) Google